I'll give this one 8 out out 10.
The numbers on some of the exhibits are not there yet and the one's that are need to be a little bigger and in a more prominent position, I was not the only one to miss a couple of them.
The audio guides are the same make and type as the ones Graceland use at the moment.
With a little fine tuning it should work well, the staff are friendly but there are signs on the doors saying 'NO PHOTOGRAPHY' but you knew that already didn't you ?
Not that it stopped a couple of visitors that I saw using there small pocket type cameras...... there's no way I could get away with it with mine though....... until that is a certain Mr Stanley happened to pass along side of me so I stumped up the question,
" David, do you mind if I take a couple of photos without flash for a fan club I'm in?"
The answer was returned
" without flash, sure, OK".
So out came the camera and on three different occasions so did three different members of staff who approached me saying I couldn't take them.
You can guess what my answer was...... "well David said it was OK without flash."
I was waiting for them to doubt me because unknown to them I was recording on my MP3 dictaphone taking notes at the time I asked him, I got the whole thing if they needed to listen to it
It's called covering your back.
As a result I have some snaps but the lighting was very difficult, more so than Graceland believe it or not.
Most of them look better greyscaled to black and white.
If I can work out how to get a picture in the message body on here I'll post an interesting shot of the final item in the exhibition.
Its the mould that was used for the temporary cover over Elvis grave before the bronze one was finalised.
It's laid on the floor as per the Meditation Garden, interesting but not so at the same time.
Can't make my mind up about seeing / photographing it.
Dubious items? A couple I think, especially (I hate to say this) "Elvis Presleys personal TCB necklace, taken from his neck and given to Rick Stanley at Graceland".
I was fortunate enough a few years ago to see and hold a real solid gold TCB necklace and chain given to the last security guard Elvis ever employed himself at Graceland before he passed away.
This guy was the husband to Ms Pauline who worked in the kitchen at Graceland.
This TCB was deeper in depth, more solid and looked like Gold, the one I viewed today looks just like those reproductions you can buy at Graceland.
Yes I took a picture and I have one somewhere of the original I mentioned which I hope I can find now.
But overall I nice exhibition that promotes Elvis well.
One thing that did make me chuckle on the audio guide was David mentioning that the girls he got as leftovers from Elvis were way better than any you would ever get yourself.
Not sure how that reflects on him but I don't doubt it's the truth